Saint Jean Cap Ferrat
The peninsula is situated close to Nice and extends out to Cap Ferrat. Its tranquillity and warm climate make it a favourite holiday destination amongst European aristocracy and international millionnaires.
In order to better appreciate the beauty of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, you have to visit on foot by taking the coastal path. It is signposted for 14 km and divided into 3 parts : the tour of Cap Ferrat, the pine-forest and the Maurice Rouvier walk which links Saint Jean Cap Ferrat to Beaulieu. At the tip of Cap Ferrat, you will find one of the most beautiful palaces in Riviera, the “Grand Hôtel du Cap” which is set amidst a stunning mediterranean garden.
You can visit one of the most beautiful villas on the peninsula which is open to the public and is like a palace from “One Thousand and One Nights” : the Villa Ile de France. This mansion is decorated with the wonderful treasures of the baronness Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild.
More than 5000 works of art are displayed, together with an impressive collection of furniture, lamps and carpets… it’s really marvellous !
The visit continues in the gardens of the villa surrounded by the sea. The Baronness Ephrussi de Rothschild was inspired by her travels to create 7 gardens designed around several themes… Spanish, Florentine, Japanese, garden of the Muses, garden of the Lapidary, the rose garden…, palm-trees and rare fragrances surround this paradise.